16 responses to “Digitalis purpurea”

  1. Bonnie Blayney

    Lovely photo Daniel.

  2. Emily Schiller

    Completely about the colors. Such a striking image!

    1. Emily Schiller

      Ok, that SHOULD have read “completely agree about the colors”

  3. Hollis

    I really like the color combo too!

  4. Roger

    Thank you for all that you share.
    Best regards from North Idaho

  5. Silvina Mercado

    Merry Christmas Daniel. Thanks for all of your lovely entries. Sincerely. Silvina

  6. Nette

    Lovely juxtaposition of color and texture. And great explanation of the biennial strategy. Thank you for all you do!

  7. Knox M Henry

    That IS a great photograph as others have remarked before me.
    Thanks so much for spotting such a nice contrast.
    All the best for the Christmas Season and Best Wishes for greater successes in 2019.

  8. Eva Nagy

    Great color combination Daniel, particularly with the dark sides, I love it. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year with more beautiful photos in 2019!

  9. Pat Cappelli

    Wonderful, beautiful, cannot wait for 2019.
    Just a quick note working seasonally at a grocery store garden centre . This plant is placed in the perennial section.Clients fall in love with the lovely blooms and will still buy the plant even after they are told it is a

  10. Christine

    Thank you for this nice picture. Usually, resources are also allocated to a storage underground organ (often root) during the first year of a biennial, such as carrot. Is this also the case in Digitalis purpurea?
    Best regards,

  11. Eric Simpson

    I’ve noticed watching biennial Oenothera elata in my yard for 19 years, that when the second phase starts, the height increase is primarily from greatly increasing the existing “little stem length between the leaves.” Is this the same for Digitalis?

    On a related note, I have an O. elata in my yard right now that’s into it’s second year of *flowering*; the plant sprouted ~3 years ago!

  12. lynn

    I’m all for the placement of the flower – dead center – and the simplicity of the image. That the colors are secondaries may be the icing on the cake. To people in places where it grows happily and becomes a common sight, I don’t think it’s easy to photograph – one has just seen it SO many times. But you triumphed with this new look at an old friend. Have a great holiday, Daniel, and a Happy New Year!!

  13. Trella Hastings

    I have four small plants of these. Will find out what colors they turn out to be in the Spring!

  14. Judith Sinclair

    Beautiful photo! Thank you for all the interesting photos and information this past year Daniel.
    Wishing you good health and happiness in 2019!!

  15. Susanne

    hm, i think the ability to suppress germination of other seeds below the leaves does not quite function as well as I would like it to: chickweed germinates under there like crazy!! Sadly.

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